Hi, just wanted to know what the airport is like in Goa and roughly how long are wait times?
We arrive on Sunday morning at 8ish. My mum is in a wheelchair and I also have a toddler so wanted to know what to expect
If you have an e-visa, it could take a couple of hours to get through immigration. But you might be able to get priority for your wheel chair passenger.
Expect anything up to two hours...
Wheelchair users are normally the last to vacate the plane and as such can spend a long time queing at immigration. However there are always "boys" who will [for a fee] grab hold of your whole party and push past the long lines, up to the front. This has been mentioned before and is now being abused by certain types who having got through immigration by this service miraculously regain the power to walk again!
Ray531, we’ve seen them too. Despicable bunch of tricksters.
Two hours in the queue too.
Never get an e-visa again.
Back to the old one for us in future, then in a taxi and on our way.
Also it can depend who you are flying with direct flights with Thomas Cook or Thompson’s most passengers have Evisa and can often land around the same time as a Russian charter.
I agree with Redhank.
We flew with Qatar and we were really surprised to find the evisa queue so short. It took only a few minutes for us. The regular visa queue was the longest when our flight landed.
Candlesticks, I guess you’re on the Tui Gatwick flight arriving approx 8 am Sunday and, yes, a Moscow flight does land around the same time and the immigration queues can be a nightmare, with people lane-switching, pushing in and jumping ahead. It may well be worth tipping one of the boys to get help with your mother’s wheelchair. Unfortunately on the return flight its the same chaos at Dabolim and you will need help. However, as late as this in the season I would expect there to be fewer travellers. There will be no Tui reps inside the airport as they’re not allowed in, so you meet them as you exit. Good luck and enjoy your holiday.
Expect to reach your hotel before noon if you land at 8 in the morning on a Sunday. It is better to remind them to offer the rooms immediately otherwise sometime they will make you wait again at the lobby.
You will get priority as you have a wheelchair traveller